Even as Americans marked the 13th anniversary of 9/11 last week, the vast majority remain completely oblivious to the fact that the full story behind the attacks has not been told, with 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report still remaining classified.
In an effort to lift the lid on the information contained in the censored pages, which almost certainly implicates Saudi Arabia in the September 11 attacks, Congressman Ron Paul has called on Americans to get behind a campaign to draw attention to U.S. Rep. Walter Jones’ House Resolution 428, which demands that the President order the 28 pages declassified in full.
Paul is urging supporters to upload videos to YouTube explaining why the 28 pages should be declassified, in addition to launching the campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #Declassify. Infowars is also throwing its support behind this cause under the hashtag #releasethe28pages.
In an interview with Ron Paul, Congressman Jones gave an insight into the kind of secrecy that surrounds the 28 pages and the security precautions that are taken when lawmakers, who are required to swear on oath not to release details, request to see the information.
“You have to go down into a room that is guarded by uniformed officers, and then also you have an FBI person to sit there in the room,” said Jones. “You can’t make any notes. The Bush people do not want it released. It’s not a national security issue. But it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public…. There will be no hope for America’s future if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy such as 9/11.”
Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), who is supporting Jones’ resolution, underscored the sensitivity of the information contained in the 28 pages when he stated, “These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy. The families of the victims and the American people deserve better; they deserve answers, they deserve a full accounting, and that has not happened yet.”
Congressman Massie of Kentucky went further, describing the 28 pages as “disturbing,” while noting how he “had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange my perception of history” while reading the documents.
Former Senator and Chairman of the Senate intelligence Committee Bob Graham (D-Fla.) indicated that the pages suggest Saudi Arabia was complicit in the 9/11 attacks when he told the Huffington Post, “There are thousands of Americans who are victims of 9/11 who have been trying to secure justice through our federal court system and who have been largely blocked by our federal government through denying them access to information that would be necessary to successfully pursue their litigation and raising sovereign immunity on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may have also referred to the 28 pages during an interview with NBC News back in May when he spoke about information which confirms the CIA knew about the 9/11 plot beforehand but failed to take action.
“You know this is a key question that the 9/11 commission considered, and what they found in the postmortem when they looked at all the classified intelligence from all the different intelligence agencies, they found that we had all of the information we needed as an intelligence community, as a classified sector, as the national defense of the United States, to detect this plot,” Snowden said.
“We actually had records of the phone calls from the United States and out. The CIA knew who these guys were. The problem was not that we weren’t collecting information, it wasn’t that we didn’t have enough dots, it wasn’t that we didn’t have a haystack, it was that we did not understand the haystack that we had.”
During a recent appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer, who is working with Reps. Jones and Lynch to release the censored pages, confirmed that the classification of the documents is being maintained by the Obama White House because the information is damaging to previous administrations.
“It has to do with information which is not convenient to the White House, the Clinton White House or the Bush White House, and it has to do with an ally which essentially looked the other way and allowed a lot of support for the terrorists who conducted the attack,” said Shaffer, confirming that Saudi Arabia is the country implicated in the documents.
Congressman Jones’ resolution is currently being studied by the House Committee on Intelligence. Jones and his co-sponsors have called on the Senate to introduce a similar resolution.
Please support the effort to get justice for the victims of 9/11 and uncover the truth about the 28 pages and Saudi Arabia’s complicity in the 9/11 attacks by tweeting this article out under the hashtags #Declassify and #releasethe28pages.
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